Germany announces 71 million euros additional humanitarian funding for region

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AMMAN— Seventy-one million euros in additional funds will be provided by Germany “for people in need in Syria and the whole region,” said Minister of State of the German Federal Foreign Office, Niels Annen, after meeting UNHCR country representative, Dominik Bartsch, in Amman Wednesday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The refugee situation in Jordan and the “important” assistance provided by UNHCR and other humanitarian partners to people in need as part of the regional Syria response, was discussed at the meeting between Annen and Bartsch.

“The major part of the money will be used by our partners – such as UNHCR, who will receive 45 out of the 71 million euros – to cover the urgent needs of refugees and host communities, like Jordan, by providing cash assistance as well as basic health care and shelter,” Annen said, in remarks following the meeting.

“The Jordanian people have shown tremendous solidarity with Syrian refugees, accommodating 660,000 registered Syrian refugees who were forced to leave their country. Given the difficult economic situation in Jordan and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, these refugee communities are also in need of further support,” Annen said.

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